New Jersey’s first cat cafe, Rahway Kitty Hall, opened in downtown Rahway, hosting a grand opening earlier this month.
A new hotel for Carriage City Plaza, renaming a downtown space as Tesla Square, and a pop-up youth community center were among the highlights of the 2017 State of the City address on Thursday night.
Fencing surrounds three East Cherry Street buildings that could be demolished as early as next week.
Demolition of a string of East Cherry Street buildings could begin by the end of the month, making way for construction later this year of a 45-unit project called The Gramercy.
Original concept plans to construct an addition onto an existing East Cherry Street property aren’t likely to happen and instead a new round of changes are expected to a project that initially proposed 43 units.
The developer of a 45-unit project aims to begin demolition of existing buildings along East Cherry Street by next month to allow construction to begin before winter.
Without comment from the public or its members, City Council on Monday night unanimously adopted a 20-year Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) for The Gramercy.
A proposed PILOT for The Gramercy would stipulate an annual fee of $78,000, about twice as much as the properties currently generate in taxes but about $100,000 less than what the completed project might pay.